Thursday, January 22, 2009

sneak peek spring (part one)

Spring is just around the corner and the new pieces arriving soon are so stunning, they've got us delirious and down-right obsessed. Here's a tiny taste of things to come:

Stolen Girlfriends Club
Stolen Girlfriends Club
The New Zealand music/art group have created a dark and brooding collection of sultry pieces for men and women, featuring subtle lace finishes and ox-blood plaid.

Kenzo Minami
Kenzo Minami
Japanese visual artist Kenzo Minami has created another sleek collection of bold geometric graphics for his super soft unisex tees for Spring. As usual the tee shirts are enzyme washed to give them that vintage worn-in feel, and the detail and color variety in the silk-screened graphics are phenomenal.

The L.A. store’s spring collection of contemporary womenswear is a street-chic ensemble of baggy tee dresses, leaf print leggings and the occasional hunting and trapping motif.

Brian Lichtenberg
Brian Lichtenberg
The new collection by celebrity-darling Brian Lichtenberg is a fiery hot blaze of lace and sequins. Welcome to the future.


The Chu brothers have returned with a whimsical collection of high-end unisex "pajama-wear as outer-wear." Their Spring 09 collection titled “Lazy, naughty n Sleepy” features cheeky and subversive graphics involving...Care Bears!

Sharon Brunsher
Sharon Brunsher
The Israeli fashion designer and Tel Aviv Design Institute graduate has formed a beautiful and well crafted set of hand-dyed dresses and feminine tops.

Maurie and Eve
Maurie and Eve
Young Aussie designers Kelly Davies and Maya Clemmenson have smartly fused beachwear and evening wear into a debonair collection brimming with free and easy femininity.

Stay tuned for more featurettes on upcoming collections...

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

designer profile: Ground-Zero

philip and eri chu

Ground Zero was established by brothers Eri and Philip Chu. The brothers started fashion design in high school by remaking their own vintage clothing. Eri graduated from the Design School with a major in graphic design and went on to work for a classic tailor shop. Philip chose a degree in fashion management at Middlesex University in London. The brothers then teamed up to take the fashion world heads on with Ground-Zero. They continue to find inspiration in the street fashion of London, their home-base.

Philip kindly answered a few questions we posed him about the collection.

How did you get into fashion design?
There was a time when my brother and I were doing absolutely nothing in our lives so we decided to do something that interested us, just for the hell of it. We made music, art work and t-shirt prints...Ground-Zero was just one of those projects. As time went by, I came to realize that I was really interested in fashion design so I went to the university for a course.

What does the Fall 2008 collection represent?

The Obsession. We just put it in an exaggerated and funny way, drug-taking and all.

Why did you name your company Ground-Zero, what does it mean to you?
We feel that 'ground' and 'zero' are the start of everything.

How has London street culture influenced your collections?

Nothing that you can see, but the charisma of the collections.

Outside of fashion, what inspires you?

Everything but nothing. Some things I can't really tell but they are in my body.

What brands are currently on your radar?

Jose Castro, Junn. J, and JC de Castelbajac

In your eyes what makes a good collection?

Surprise, out of the ordinary.

What kind of person do you imagine wearing your clothing?

We never think of that. We just do what we want to do, never really doing something for someone randomly.

view the Men's Collection at I Dont Like Mondays

view the Women's Collection at I Dont Like Mondays

visit Ground-Zero at

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

all his friends were simple prophets

Smiley, where have you been?
Smiley, it's such a sin to say
You'll dream your life away

~Smashing Pumpkins

View the Smiley Tux Tee in the store.

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